Program for compressing vid files

Need to compress vid files for some 3S matches I recorded. If someone could help me out with finding a program that’s good for doing it I’d appreciate it.

If you download GordianKnot (from, it installs NanDub/VirtualDub which I found to be pretty damn good at this kind of thing. It also installs tons of codecs so you can play around with different formats and whatnot.


WinAvi does the trick. Thats what i use.

VirtualDub using divxpro codec… works great.

I second gordian knot, and make sure you install LAME so that you can compress audio to mp3 as well.

Alright, I downloaded virtual dub. Only problem is…I have no idea how to work this thing. Just simply need to compress the files into a smaller format (about no more than 4 or 5 megs a video) so if someone could just list a quick step by step that’d be great.

If you want something pretty easy and no one will have problems watching it

Thanks a bunch :tup:

Also using virtualdub and avisyth, you can correctly fix interlacing problems. As seen on

But for simply compressing the videos, virtual dub works wonders. Open the file in virtualdub (typically mpeg1 or avi), goto video, then compression, select your codec and click on configure and select a lower bitrate than what its currently encoded as. Similarly you can compress the audio by going into audio, full processing mode, then compression and select your audio codec, if its supported you’ll see a list of bitrates with the mono/stereo, and frequency table so choose what you want. Keep in mind that most humans can’t hear about 22,000 hertz so the 41,000 hertz to 48,000 hertz is essentially a waste of space. If thats not enough you can convert the audio to a lower level. And you can use the filters in virtualdub to resize it to a lower screen size, and even process less frames. So you can turn a 30fps video to 15 fps or even 10.

VirtualDub is basic and amazing usefull program to capture/transform/compress some vid type files and depending on the codec that each user has installed on his computer VirtualDub can compress a lot depending how many bit-rates compressing we input.

If anyone wants to compress into mpeg then Tmpeg is very usefull, by using 1000 bitrates for video compression and 192 or 224 with 44.100 for sound we can get a decent compression with nice quality, theres always the wmv compression that compress more but its not as universal and mpeg-1 extensions.

Until now one of the best compression programs of all time taht I tested is camopus Procoder 2.0 :tup: its amazing the compression that this super prgram can make and users have a huge selection of file extensions with amazing deep quality on almost every file type.
So to everyone that doesnt know CANOPUS PROCODER 2: give a try and see the results (note: use the advance options on the compression part to get a deep status on each compression steep)

Some information about Procoder 2:

Importers / Source Files
All DirectShow and Video for Windows files, such as AVI, WAV, AVS, DVR-MS, DPS, DVA, AC3, DTS
All video and image files supported by QuickTime, such as MOV, SWF, DV, DIF
QuickTime reference files
Windows Media files: ASF, WMV, WMA
MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4 Elementary streams, program streams, transport streams

Aside from these, ProCoder Station provides special support for all files that can be imported using DirectShow or QuickTime.

MPEG-1 video ISO/IEC 11172-2:1993
MPEG-2 video ISO/IEC 13818-2:1996
All profiles support CBR, VBR, 2 pass VBR
MPEG-1 system stream ISO/IEC 11172-1:1993
MPEG-2 program stream ISO/IEC 13818-1:1996
MPEG-2 transport stream ISO/IEC 13818-1:1996 (single program only)
VOB output
MPEG-1 layer-2 audio ISO/IEC 11172-3:1993
QuickTime (.mov, using QuickTime codecs)
QuickTime exporters
DirectShow/VfW AVI’s
SMPTE 314M-1999
Television Data Structure for DV-Based Audio, Data and Compressed Video 25 and 50 Mbps
QuickTime DV (DV25, DVCPRO)
Windows Media
Version 7, 8 and 9
Custom and system profiles for Windows Media 9 and earlier
WMV-HD support